Presentation to DVA Seminar Series


Dr Jill Beattie with other presenters at the DVA Seminar Series
L to R: Jill Beattie, Robert Peck, Debbie Kralik, Anne Van Loon & Brigadier Bill Rolf

Presentation at the DVA Seminar Series

Dr Jill Beattie recently represented FHBHRU, at The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) series of Applied Research Seminars. Jill reported on the progress of the Vietnam veteran’s: Real partners in health – A trial of implementing evidence based care and self management for veterans with alcohol-related disorders. The Seminars were held at the DVA’s Canberra office in February 2008.

Each seminar series comprises of three to four speakers presenting on a range of research topics of particular significance to the Veteran’ Community.  The seminar series is routinely attended by a large cross section of stakeholders, including Department of Defence, Department of Health and Ageing, DVA, members of the research community, and the Return Service associations.

Research seminar presentations are broadcast via teleconference and recorded on DVD for staff to view in DVA state offices. The theme of the February 2008 seminar was ‘self management’.

Others presenting at the February seminar series were:

Associate Professor Debbie Kralik and Dr Anne Van Loon from the Royal District Nursing Service Research Unit, University of South Australia, presented on their research related to Transition in chronic illness and self care. Follow the link for further information -

Mr Robert Peck: Director, Medication Management, DVA presented on the Veteran’s MATES – helping veterans get the best from their medicines program. This program( is funded by DVA and conducted by Professor Andy Gilbert and his team from the University of South Australia (

For specific information about the various MATES modules and brochures -